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08-08-2010, 08:06 AM
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Hockey Pants question?

This might not be the best place to ask this question but I'll throw it out there and see what happens.

How far down are hockey pants required to go? Is it the middle of the knee cap? Covering the top part of your shin pad?

My son has sprouted up about 2.5 inches from last season and there's a gap of approx 1 inch between the end of the pants and top of the shin guard. I'm guessing this is not right and also unsafe.

Any opinions/information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Pretty sure you got the right place.

I always wore them so the bottom of the pants leg was just above the top of the knee cap (or bottom of thigh) when my knee was bent at a 90 degree angle.

In other words, bend your leg to 90 degrees (or more even). The pants should come down to about where your leg starts to round down into your knee.

The gap you've noticed should be corrected. It will be even worse when bent at the knee or hips.

And a good sporting goods salesman should be able to get him fitted properly.


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It can be a matter of preference at times how low they should go, but his are definitely too short now and unsafe. It almost never fails that when you have a gap in your pads, that's where a puck or a stick is gonna find you. That's never any fun.

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I think as a general rule, one pad should begin where the other ends. That's how I've always worn em. Don't wanna leave a chink in the armor!

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Yes, there should be a slight overlap of the pants and shin pads when standing because the pants will rise up when in skating position.

FYI, the new Reebok 9k and 11k pants have adjustable length so you can make them one inch longer. If your son is still growing, that might be a good buy. I really liked the 9k's.

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Thanks everyone!!!

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